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49-Year-Old Man Struck, Injured by Car on El Camino Real

The pedestrian was in a crosswalk but crossing on a red light, according to police.

A 49-year-old South San Francisco man suffered major injuries Monday night when he was hit by a car while crossing the street, police said.

The man was crossing the 600 block of El Camino Real at West Orange Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old man at about 10 p.m., according to South San Francisco police.

A preliminary investigation indicated the victim had been in a crosswalk when the collision occurred, though he was crossing on a red light, police said.

The vehicle that hit him was traveling at about 45 mph, police said.

He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital suffering major injuries, which were not expected to be life threatening.

The driver was not injured.

Anyone who might have witnessed the collision is asked to contact the South San Francisco Police Department at (650) 877-8900.

-Bay City News

Margarita Aguirre April 11, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Was he texting while walking? I'm amazed how many people walk through the crosswalk without looking up because they're texting.....why are there so many ignorant people out there?
Margarita Aguirre April 11, 2012 at 02:49 PM
What is most disturbing are these mothers texting while walking with their strollers. At least watch out for your children.
Tess April 12, 2012 at 01:56 AM
Totally agree with you Margarita - the other day a girl walked into my fence while texting. I watched her cross the street - without looking up for cars - miss a step when getting onto the sidewalk, but still did not look up, and after steadying herself from the misstep, she walked right into the fence! A four foot fence!! She looked surprised and kind-a dumb when she finally looked up to see what she hit. Hope the driver in this story wasn't texting as well.

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